Sam Alert: Attention, Airstream RV Owners!
July 6, 2011
Airstream is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 Interstate Touring coaches manufactured from September 18, 2008, through June 24, 2011. The driver’s seat belt buckle wire could be damaged or severed when the driver’s seat is adjusted forward, backward, or swiveled. This wire allows communication between the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) and the Vehicle Control Module (ECM) indicating if the driver’s seat is occupied and the seat belt is buckled.
NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 11V349000
Component: Seat belts: Front: Buckle Assembly
Potential number of units affected: 281
If the driver’s seat belt buckle wire is damaged or severed, the seat belt tensioner will not function correctly allowing the driver to not be secured to the seat, preventing proper operation of the SRS which could result in personal injury to the driver in the event of a crash.
Airstream will notify owners, and dealers will repair the coaches free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during July 2011. Owners may contact Airstream at 1-937-538-1268.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.